Thirty years ago: UK Top 40 Singles Chart for Sunday 28th July 1991
So this was the chart that Radio 1 DJ Mark Goodier broadcast from 4:30-7pm with data from the GALLUP computer based on record sales from Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th July 1991.
This is how the charts USED to look with new entries, climbers and non-movers, all based solely on record purchases.
This week, thirty years ago, there were six new entrys, eleven climbers and five non-movers! And it was announced like this…
40. Bros – “Are You Mine?”
Matt and Luke‘s brand new single, their first new music for two years, remains in the top 40…just…for a fourth week as they take a massive nose dive of twenty places.
39. Amy Grant – “Every Heartbeat”
Amy Grant‘s ‘baby’ is gone from the top 40 but the follow up gives her a new entry with the second single from her album, “Heart In Motion”.
38. Beverley Craven – “Holding On”
Amy and Beverley Craven sped up the chart last time with their first UK charting singles but the latter doesn’t seem to be doing it with her follow up, which climbs just two places.
37. MC Hammer – “They Put Me In The Mix”
Going down sixteen places is MC Hammer with his mash up of previous charting singles, as he puts the finishing touches to his next album, which we should see a bit later on this year.
36. Marillion – “No One Can”
Rockers Marillion are back with a new entry and the second single to come from their current album, “Holidays In Eden”, which gives them a fifteenth UK top 40 entry!
35. De La Soul – “A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays”
De La Soul also have a new entry this week and also with a second single from them this year, the follow up to “Ring Ring Ring”.
34. Jesus Jones – “Right Here, Right Now”
Who would have thought that the re-issue of Jesus Jones’ single from last year would peak in the same place a second time round? Sorry boys, you’re down three places this week!
33. Young Disciples – “Apparently Nothing”
Young Disciples are a British and American band that comprises Marco Nelson, Femi Williams and Carleen Anderson. They released their debut single last year, but it is their second which gives them their very first UK top 40 hit.
32. Natalie Cole – “Unforgettable”
Natalie and father Nat ‘King’ Cole take their ‘virtual’ duet down eight places this week, but gain a sixth week on the chart.
31. Color Me Badd – “I Wanna Sex You Up”
Accumulating three months in the UK chart this week are former chart toppers Color Me Badd, who are down six places.
30. Cola Boy – “7 Ways To Love”
Cola Boy’s debut single is also going down, twelve places for them, as the duo amass just five weeks in the top 40.
29. Altern 8 – “Infiltrate”
Dropping back one place are Altern 8 with their debut single this week.
28. Seal – “The Beginning”
But going up is Seal with another single from his debut album, which came onto the chart last week and is up five places.
27. Color Me Badd – “All 4 Love”
Color Me Badd do have something to celebrate this week. As well as three months on the chart with their debut single, the follow up, follows up alongside and is a new entry to give the group two chart entry’s!
26. DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
Not many entry’s this week and this is the highest of them all from producer and DJ, Jazzy Jeff along with TV star Will Smith aka The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as they bring their very first single to the UK top 40.
25. Morrissey – “Pregnant For The Last Time”
Whatever Morrissey may be his brand new track is up four places this week, the first time one of his singles has gone up in week two for over two years!
24. Voice Of The Beehive – “Monsters And Angels”
Voice Of The Beehive have a good third week on the chart as their brand new track continues to climb the chart, up three more places for them and into the same spot “I Say Nothing” reached back in 1988.
23. Londonbeat – “Better Love”
Not so good for Londonbeat. Their third top 40 charting single here in the UK is a non-mover this week and it doesn’t look as if they get a third top twenty single.
22. Kim Appleby – “Mama”
And also bad news for Kim Appleby as her third solo single leaves that part of the chart, down three places, so not top ten hit on this occasion.
21. Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam – “Let The Beat Hit Em”
Also going down are Lisa Lisa and The Cult Jam with their second UK top twenty hit. After two weeks in the same position, they drop four places and out.
20. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown – “Always There”
They’ve been there in the top twenty for five weeks now and remain so for at least this week as Incognito and Jocelyn Brown falls five places.
19. DJ H and Stefy – “I Like It”
Also going down are DJ H and Stefy with their first top twenty hit, which has been about for three weeks now and drops three places.
18. Erasure – “Chorus”
Erasure sing their chorus seven places lower in their sixth week on the chart and they put the finishing touches to their brand new album.
17. Frankie Knuckles – “The Whistle Song”
DJ and producer Frankie Knuckles came onto the chart for the first time in his own right last week and blows his whistle nine places higher in week two!
16. Kenny Thomas – “Thinking About Your Love”
Now with ten weeks on the chart with his second and biggest seller so far is Kenny Thomas, who falls just four places.
15. Deacon Blue – “Twist And Shout”
It’s been a great week for Deacon Blue who are back in the top twenty for the first time in a year with the second new song from their brand new album, which is up nineteen places.
14. Bomb The Bass – “Winter In July”
And that also goes for Tim Simenon aka Bomb The Bass, who is up sixteen places with his first new music since the end of 1988.
13. Cathy Dennis – “Just Another Dream”
Last week’s highest climber from Cathy Dennis can only dream of a top ten placing this week as she gets a non-mover, staying just where she landed seven days ago.
12. Right Said Fred – “I’m Too Sexy”
From last week’s to this week’s as Rob, Richard and Craig, Right Said Fred, entered the chart seven days ago for the very first time and make a whopping leap of twenty five places in week two!
11. Paula Abdul – “Rush Rush”
Having been in the top ten for five weeks and a non-mover for four of them, Paula Abdul‘s time has come to an end as she slumps five places and out.
10. Cher – “Love And Understanding”
Cher moved into the top ten last week with the follow up to her number one, “The Shoop Shoop Song”, but that’s where she stays for a second week as a non-mover.
9. Guns’N’Roses – “You Could Be Mine”
American rockers Guns’N’Roses get a fourth week in the UK top ten with their biggest single here so far, but it’s down four places.
8. Dannii Minogue – “Jump To The Beat”
Making her second appearance in the top ten is Dannii Minogue with her cover that moves up six places and proves more successful that “Success” in reaching this far.
7. OMD – “Pandora’s Box”
A number of non-movers this week and that includes OMD with their second new single of this year, which stays just where it is, for now.
6. Jason Donovan – “Any Dream Will Do”
Jason Donovan‘s former chart topper is down three this week as he continues to perform to sell out crowds in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
5. C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams – “Things That Make You Go Hmm…”
C&C Music Factory’s second UK top five hit remains so for a second week but they fall back one place and it looks like they won’t equal their previous chart best here.
4. The Shamen – “Move Any Mountain”
The Shamen got their very first top ten hit last week with a high new entry and progress that with a climb of five places into the top five.
3. Heavy D and The Boyz – “Now That We Found Love”
The challengers to the number one appear to have cooled it off this week as Heavy D and The Boyz drop back one place and contented with a number two.
2. Extreme – “More Than Words”
They make way for last week’s highest new entry from Extreme with their second charting top 40 single here, which zooms up six places to make them a strong contender for the top spot next week.
1. Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”
For this week, though, Canadian singer Bryan Adams keeps hold of that number one spot for a fourth week with his love anthem for Robin Hood. But will he make it five in a row, or will Extreme, The Shamen or someone else fire their bow at the target? There’s only one way to find out…
Make sure you come back in seven days time for next weeks chart!